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Bloons Monkey City, the premier city building, bloon popping and upgrade cranking simulation of our time, is now on!

In Bloons Monkey City you must build your humble town into a bloon busting metropolis, a centre for all that is monkey, and stop the inevitable horde of bloon-kind barrelling through your city walls. Expand your empire by farming bananas, constructing super sized vivariums for your monkey recruits, stomping over the wild bloons in the wilderness beyond and researching powerful upgrades for extreme bloon poppage.

As your city grows you'll discover another side to BMC. By building bloontonium generators and bloontonium storage tanks, spending city cash on bloon engineering and constructing Bloon Deployment Factories, you can enter into Monkey vs. Monkey duels of might and tact. Raid your friends' cities and take their cash, or run down their buildings for your Simian glory. But do not worry! If you don't want to send a resplendant riposte at your attacking comrades, simply ignore them for a few days and you can continue building your city in Pacifist Mode without needing to defend against unwanted assaults.

~ Official Ninja Kiwi Blog post

Bloons Monkey City Flash is a game that Ninja Kiwi has released in open beta, so anyone with a NinjaKiwi account can play. It was released Monday, November 25th, 2013. As of November 19th, 2014, it can now be played on Kongregate as well; however, a separate account is required. It's also available on steam. On December 4th, 2014, a mobile version was released (includes all mobile-exclusive towers).

The objective of the game is to build and expand a city by capturing tiles. To capture a tile, the player must defend against waves of bloons using towers and survive with at least one life remaining. When a player first starts Bloons Monkey City, they will start off with 2 Dart Monkeys; however, more towers can be gained by purchasing a tower's specific building and placing it on a captured tile. You can also unlock upgrades different from most Bloons games. To unlock these upgrades, you must spend City Cash to research them in upgrade buildings, although some require special buildings such as the Centre Of Camo Countermeasures.

As of August 19th 2022, players who have not registered a Ninja Kiwi account on Ninja Kiwi Archive before that date will not be able to play Bloons Monkey City Flash, but existing players will still have access to it.


BMC new city

A germinal city with just two potentially exploring Dart Monkey inhabitants who are supported by a farm, a first windmill and, ambitiously, a town hall and bank.

Players are presented with a germinal town that looks out on an area that disappears into darkness, an area that is "just waiting to be explored". Players are urged to get rid of pesky bloons and expand their city. They can do this by placing monkeys strategically around Tracks that pass through the various territory tiles. The challenge they face is to stop the bloons from breaking through.

Tiles at a greater distance from the initial location of the city present increasing levels of difficulty with more rounds and stronger bloons. When hovering the cursor over a new piece of land, the highest-ranked bloon will be shown. However, there are also tiles with multiple bloons shown, suggesting higher-ranked bloons than actually shown.

The difficulty of each piece of land, relative to the current level of the city, can be inferred from the number of dots, ranging from one green colored dot (Trivial) to five red-colored dots (Very Hard) or five dark red colored dots (Impoppable). Some tracks on certain tiles are notably more difficult than others, and thus those tiles will have a slightly raised difficulty rating. Most tiles will restrict a player from using one or two towers, such as water tiles, where one can not use Ninja Monkey towers, Engineer towers, or Bomb Shooter towers (Excluding the special mission 'Shipwreck' or 'Submarine Alliance' in Mobile)

Once the player's city reaches level 9, they can attack other players and can similarly be attacked. To attack other people, the player must build a Bloontonium Generator, a Bloontonium Storage Tank, and a Bloon Inflation and Deployment Facility. Once all three buildings have been built and some Bloontonium has been generated by the Bloontonium Generator, the player can attack other players. To start an attack, the player must click the 'Monkey V Monkey' button, and then choose if they want to quickly attack a random person or attack one of their friends. Once chosen, the player will be able to choose the strength of their attack and which bloon will be the strongest bloon. The higher the strength and bloon type are, the more Bloontonium is required, and may even require Bloonstones. After the strength and highest bloon type are selected, the player must click 'Go!' and the attack will be sent. If the attack is successful, the player who sent it will get a reward.

If the player has been attacked, they can defend against the attack by clicking the 'Monkey V Monkey' button and then clicking on the attack in the 'Pending Attack' section. Defending against the attack is done the same way as capturing a tile; the player must place towers to defend against the bloon waves (which are actually merged into one, long wave-like Apopalypse Mode, however you still get the 100 cash from each round), and survive with at least one life remaining.

BMC developed city with some green space

A very powerful city, with almost every accessible upgrade in Bloons Monkey City.

An update on February 2nd, 2014 was released, in which some trivial graphics changes were made, as well as a new feature entirely: the player is able to pay BloonstoneIcon5 at any time in a battle to either double the players' towers' speed (similar to MIB Call to Arms) or allow the player to place a stack of Red Hot Spikes20 the same way Road Spikes can be placed, and the game even warns the player when a huge rush/(camo) lead bloon is coming and suggests to use the speed boost/red hot spikes, respectively.

Another update on February 20th, 2014 allowed players to select a new mode when completing tiles or MvM attacks, Hardcore Mode. For normal tiles, it will give players double cash, and if they have no lives lost, BloonstoneIcon10. However, on MvM defenses the rewards expand to double bloontonium, even to including salvage bloontonium from losses.

Another update on March 4th. 2014 allowed players to request or give Supply Drops from Ninja Kiwi friends. Supply drops can be used in a MvM tile or normal tile. It is like the tier 4 upgrade for the Sniper Monkey, "Supply Drop" which makes a Monkey Ace fly over and drop a crate full of money except that the plane called by the Sniper Monkey is a 0-3 ace, while the Supply Drops from friends are dropped by a 4-0 Monkey Ace.

A new update was being re-released on June 23rd. Named "Contested Territory" since it was closed for repairs on June 6. In it, players compete with up to five other cities created by other players to conquer and hold a special territory, with the winner receiving in-game rewards.

A new update was released on July 30, 2014, featuring premium buildings that can be purchased with NK Coins. Their purpose is to merely decorate a city.

A new update was released on October 10, 2014, featuring the option of starting a new city in a new Bloon Dunes land. The first land is now named Grassy Pass. In Bloon Dunes there's new special missions, new items, new tracks and includes the new Engineer Workshop that brings access to the Monkey Engineer by the first time on Bloons Monkey City. This new city can be unlocked at rank 15 in the first city. Also, there are new artworks featured for the different towers, and D.D.T.s can be sent in Monkey vs Monkey.

A new update was released on November 21, 2014. This featured the addition of quality controls and Non-Stop Mode. (this update resulted in a game-breaking bug causing all Spike Factories to produce Spiked Balls instead of regular spikes, allowing Ceramic and MOAB tiles to be beaten much earlier with almost no trouble than intended, and was eventually patched)


An opened pack showing 2 uncommon cards, a rare card, and a legendary card.

Another update on March 12th, 2015 features Monkey Knowledge Books which allows leveling up to 15 of every tower type, including the return of Bloon Sabotage, Monkey Tycoon, and a new book which upgrades 4th Tier Activated Abilities. EXP from them is granted from Monkey Knowledge Packs which include up to 4 cards per box. The cards are rated from Common to Legendary and give XP for the tower the card shows. By adding XP to these towers, you can make them more powerful and/or cheaper. You can get Monkey Knowledge Packs by capturing tiles, treasure chests, and even milestones in contested territory. Common grants 10 XP, Uncommon grants 30, Rare 80, and Legendary 250.

On June 25, 2015, Bloonarius was released. As the first Boss Bloon of the quartet of Boss Bloons, it is a very slow M.O.A.B. Class Bloon but gives cash for damaging it. Bloonarius sends out bloons when it reaches every 1/4 less health. Later Boss Bloons have different special properties when they lose 1/4 of their health.

Another update, released on August 18, 2015, Banana Farm Levels 3-5 and Monkey Bank Levels 5-8 became available. This made Banana Farms and Monkey Banks able to generate and hold more City Cash than before.

On August 19, 2015, one day after the availability of purchasing more higher levels of Banana Farms and Monkey Banks, the second Boss Bloon Vortex has been released. Like Bloonarius, it gives cash for damaging it, but instead of sending out bloons it sends out a stun wave that lowers the attack speed of surrounding towers.

Following Vortex, the third Boss Bloon Dreadbloon has been released on October 14, 2015. Unlike the other two Boss Bloons before, it now also got the properties of a Lead Bloon, as well as creating a clay shield every time it loses 1/3 of its health.

The latest change to Bloons Monkey City was the addition of the final Boss Bloon Blastapopoulos, released on November 25, 2015. It is a slightly faster M.O.A.B. Class Bloon with the capability of stunning the most expensive tower every few seconds. From that week onwards, each Boss Bloon now appears in rotation every week. No further additions have been added from that point on.

Difficulty Levels[]

Bloons Monkey City's difficulty levels vary. When expanding the city, it is common to encounter more difficult levels; purchasing sufficient upgrades would be a good way to prepare prior to challenging harder difficulties (All difficulty levels are relative to the player's level, Buildings, Upgrades, and the tilemap).

Hardcore Mode

The Easy Difficulty


Trivial is the easiest difficulty in Bloons Monkey City. The player has the option of skipping it (reds cannot be skipped in the mobile or Windows 10 edition), gaining no bloonstones and no XP, or playing it for half of the normal XP. It is represented by a single green dot (the shade of green is noticeably lighter than the green of the Easy difficulty). Trivial tiles are nonexistent when the city is first created, so players must keep an "Easy" tile on their map as they are leveling up. When a certain city level is reached, the difficulty on the "Easy" tile(s) will drop to a "Trivial" tile.

Usually having trivial tiles is bad because they will only give you half the normal XP and XP is non-renewable in Bloons Monkey City - there is only so much you can have (XP can still be obtained from MvM and the Bloon Beacon even after clearing out the entire game world of Bloons). Assaults cannot be Trivial, however. Note that these can be raised if it is selected as an attack target for MvM turning a potentially low yielding XP tile into a much higher one. For example, a simple lead assault can turn a 15 XP green trivial tile into a 160 XP tile at level 16, raising it beyond the 30 XP you would have gained had you cleared it normally making it make up lost XP. Up to M.O.A.B. tiles can be Trivial.


Easy is the next difficulty. It is represented by two green dots and should be very easy for most players. The player should be able to defeat it only using a few towers, and shouldn't have to use supply crates, boosts, or bloonstones. If at the highest level, BFBs or even ZOMGs or DDTs can be easy tiles.


Medium Difficulty should be easy for experienced players and is represented by three yellow dots.


Hard Difficulty is shown by four circles colored in orange. Experienced players should be able to handle these tiles without too much difficulty. It is quite hard for the average players to complete without using bloonstones.

Very Hard[]

Very Hard Difficulty is presented by five whole circles filled in red. Players should never go unprepared when challenging such levels. Supply crates for these levels are usually necessary for inexperienced players.


The toughest difficulty in Bloons Monkey City is Impoppable. These tiles have 5 whole circles colored in dark red. Without preparation, even experienced players may lose. The word "Impoppable" is a pun on the word "Impossible". Despite this, however, with the right tactics and strategies, and/or the willingness to spend occasional Bloonstones, Impoppable terrains can be conquered. Generally, they should be handled by a very experienced player.

Special Missions[]

Main article: Special Missions (BMC)

Some pieces of land are Special Terrain tiles, having a star displayed on them. These tiles have a Special Mission and provide a boosted reward upon successful completion, such as bonus City Cash, Bloonstones, Bloontonium, or a special item. Some special missions can appear more than once per map.

The missions are:


Treasure chests are also scattered throughout the map. To open them the player must beat a standard level and capture that tile. Treasure chests can contain either a large city cash reward or a special item.

Caves Terrain[]

Caves terrain

Caves Terrain are special terrain tiles that do not have a star. Such tiles also provide boosted rewards, although the gameplay is normal. Caves Terrain is considered as "Mountains Terrain" if you mouse over/click. Plus, they also have the same music and same favored and restricted units; Wind Spires can also be built on them. There are 5 Caves Terrain tiles per map. The player also earns Bloonstones when they conquer a Cave tile, usually between BloonstoneIcon7-15 depending on the difficulty of the tile. Hardcore Mode can still be used to boost the amount of City Cash rewarded. Bloonstones are not boosted on these sorts of terrains in Hardcore Mode, however, the number of bloonstones normally gained from Hardcore Mode can still be gained (Thus a Caves Terrain tile with a normal value of BloonstoneIcon7 will yield BloonstoneIcon13 if Hardcore Mode is activated).

Unlike other terrains, there is only one track layout for cave terrains.

Volcano Terrain[]

Volcano Terrain is another one of the special terrain tiles that do not have a star. Like the Caves Terrain, Volcano Terrains have boosted rewards but normal gameplay, though the favored and restricted units are different. In this case, the Monkey Apprentices and Mortar Towers are favored, while the Ice Monkey, Monkey Village, and Boomerang Thrower are restricted. Fiery Pits must be built on these terrains. In Bloons Monkey City Mobile, there are many more Volcano Terrains, and especially much more that are away from the center of the map. The player also earns Bloonstones when they conquer a Volcano tile, the amount of Bloonstones player will get is equal to (city cash reward on the tiles) / 20. For example, A volcano tile shows 800+ city cash reward will also give BloonstoneIcon40 on completion. Hardcore Mode can still be used to boost the amount of City Cash and Bloonstones rewarded.

Like most terrains, there are many track layouts for Volcano Terrains, some of which have very limited land space, like Volcano DNA.


Main article: Buildings

Buildings, such as Banana Farms, Windmills, and Bloontonium Generators, can be built on conquered land; these buildings increase the player's resources in preparation for attacking other players' cities while defending their own.

Banana farms generate City Cash1 every 7.2 seconds, take up 2x2 tiles, and can hold up to City Cash500. This means that every sixty minutes, either offline or online, Banana Farms will fill up to their capacity. Upgraded Banana Farms produce City Cash twice as fast as unupgraded ones and can hold up to City Cash1000, which means they still take only 60 minutes to get full storage of 1000. Banana Farms can be further upgraded to produce City Cash at the same rate but a long time to full storage. Levels 3 to 5 farms take 2 hours, 4 hours, and 6 hours to take to their full storage respectively. There are only 2 levels of farms in the Mobile version.

The main currency used in this game is city cash and it used to purchase buildings and unlock upgrades. Bloonstones are also a currency and can be used to finish the building process of a building, increase city cash, or to increase Bloontonium power.

Bloontonium is the main resource for sending Bloons, which is all part of Monkey V Monkey. Power is required to keep the city operating and is supplied by Windmills and Watermills. Insufficient power will have no immediate detrimental effects, although buildings can't be built without sufficient power.

The player can build more buildings to fulfill different purposes, including increasing the number of towers used in-game or unlocking upgrades for towers. Each building or upgrade increases the player's XP when research is complete.

Some buildings also change their appearance when upgrades are done. Base buildings have 3 looks: no tier 4 upgrades, one tier 4 upgrade, and both tier 4 upgrades. Upgrade buildings change their look with every upgrade level. All pictures of base and upgrade buildings can be found at


To use towers in BMC, base buildings of towers have to be bought. To upgrade towers, upgrade buildings are required. To use upgrades, the player must research the upgrade with city cash. Tier 3 upgrades require BloonstoneIcon20 to upgrade. Special buildings have to be bought to research tier 4 upgrades (Such as the Archive Of Ancient Knowledge for Bloonjitsu and Glaive Lord). Some buildings, such as Super Monkey Villas and the Bio-Enhancement Lab, require more than a 1x1 tile to build. Tier 4 upgrades also require BloonstoneIcon50 to upgrade.

Stat differences[]

Some towers and upgrades have slightly different properties than in BTD5 Flash.

Ninja Monkey
  • NERF 4-X Bloonjitsu costs more ($2,750 → $3,000).
  • NERF 4-X Bloonjitsu has a longer cooldown (0.42 → 0.45).
Boomerang Monkey
  • BUFF 0-0 Boomerang Monkey costs less ($380 → $350).
  • NERF 2-X Glaive Thrower reduces cooldown by less (0.086 → 0.08). Does not apply to Glaive Riccochet and Glaive Lord.
  • BUFF 3-X Glaive Riccochet costs less ($1,500 → $1,400).
  • NERF 3-X Glaive Riccochet has less pierce (100 → 40).
  • NERF X-3 Bionic Boomer has a longer cooldown (0.34 → 0.36).
Monkey Buccaneer
  • BUFF 1-X Faster Shooting reduces the cooldown of Grape Shot more (0.5775s → 0.52). (Note that the cooldown reduction from Faster Shooting to Grape Shot does not apply when upgraded to Destroyer or Aircraft Carrier in both games).
Monkey Ace
  • NERF 0-0 Monkey Ace costs more ($900 → $925).
Mortar Monkey
  • NERF X-2 Burny Stuff deals damage at a slower rate (2s → 2.1s). Does not apply to Signal Flare or Artillery Battery.
  • NERF X-3 Signal Flare costs more ($500 → $750).
Spike Factory
  • NERF 0-0 Spike Factory costs more ($750 → $825).
Monkey Apprentice
  • BUFF 2-X Lightning Bolt has a shorter cooldown (2.3s → 2.2s).
  • BUFF X-3 Dragon's Breath has more pierce (3 → 4).
Monkey Village
  • BUFF X-3 Monkey Intelligence Bureau and X-4 M.I.B Call to Arms increase the pierce of nearby towers by 2 instead of 1.
Banana Farm
  • BUFF 0-0 Banana Farm gives more cash per banana ($20 → $30).
  • BUFF 4-X Banana Research Facility gives more cash per crate ($200 → $300).
  • BUFF X-3 Monkey Bank gives more cash per packet ($10 → $15) and has a higher capacity ($5,000 → $7,500).
  • BUFF X-4 Banana Investments Advisory gives more cash per packet ($20 → $30) and has a higher capacity ($20,000 → $30,000).
Monkey Engineer (compared to Bloons TD 5 Deluxe)
  • BUFF 3-X Cleansing Foam has infinite pierce instead of 30.
  • BUFF 3-X Cleansing Foam projectile has a larger radius (25 → 30).
  • NERF X-1 9-Inch Nails costs more ($450 → $700).
  • BUFF X-3 Sprockets reduces the cooldown of Sentry shots more (0.64 → 0.53).
  • NERF X-4 Overclock does not affect Banana Farms.


Main article: Bloonstones

Bloonstones are one of three types of currency that can be used in multiple ways throughout the game. They're needed to purchase the Tier 3 and Tier 4 upgrades for your towers, along with paying the regular cash. Another use is purchasing the in-game Monkey Boost and Red Hot Spikes (stack of 20). Bloonstones can also be used for speeding up construction time for your city buildings (cost varying depending on how much more time it will take to finish the building), and for also filling up your Banks with cash and your Bloontonium Storage Tanks with Bloontonium. When running out of lives during a match, the player has the option of continuing the round they died on for BloonstoneIcon20 (50 when playing Monkey vs. Monkey). In addition to this, the player gets more cash added to their current total for more support. Bloonstones can also be used in Monkey vs. Monkey for sending in extra camo, regen, lead, and MOABs, as well as to boost the difficulty of the attack. Bloonstones can be obtained in only these ways:

  • Clearing a match without losing any lives will give you an additional BloonstoneIcon5 as a bonus (BloonstoneIcon10 on Hardcore Mode). On mobile, clearing a tile with no lives lost only yields BloonstoneIcon2.
  • Clearing any volcano terrain will reward a set amount of bloonstones. However, doing this on Hardcore mode or by not losing any lives WILL NOT boost this amount
  • Clearing Caves Terrain tiles that yield bloonstones as an award. Not losing any lives and Hardcore mode WILL boost this amount.
  • Finding bloonstones in a tile that contains a chest
  • Finding bloonstones as an award for completing a special mission
  • Holding Contested Territory
  • By watching a video that will sometimes pop up in an icon on the screen
  • Through in-game purchases
  • Leveling up
  • Getting them as a "Bounty" card in Monkey Knowledge Packs
  • The "Level Up" wheel feature in NinjaKiwi

At the very start of the game, the player starts out withBloonstoneIcon50. Bloonstones are not a requirement for building and expanding your city; however, they are needed for tier 3 and 4 upgrades and are very useful. In the Mobile version, no bloonstones are needed for researching Tier 3 or Tier 4 upgrades.

Monkey vs. Monkey[]

Main article: Monkey vs. Monkey

Note: Because of the Flash version's low active playerbase, finding players in Monkey vs. Monkey is often difficult. The feature still works, but requires a lot of attempts.

Another feature of Bloons Monkey City is to be able to attack people. The highest level of Bloon is chosen, according to the amount of Bloontonium and the highest bloon you have researched, although the rounds are computer-generated. When the receiver of the attacker gets the attack, it's placed on the lowest XP tile they have. The receiver of the attack has to defend the tile with nonstop rounds (like Apopalypse Mode in BTD5); if they lose then the money is stolen from their town and random buildings are temporarily disabled (buildings are not disabled on mobile) which can often be frustrating. Also, there is a 1-day time limit. If they do not defend their city in a day, then they lost, but in the battle history, the track picture is replaced by a 'Time expired' picture on a stopwatch with a monkey pointing to it. This time, players won't get bloontonium because they didn't defend their city in the first place.

All players start out in Pacifist Mode. Pacifist Mode will prevent attacks from coming into the player. However, Pacifist Mode can be broken out of. Once a pacifist player has attacked or revenged someone, their status disappears until they spend 72 hours/three days to re-enter it. Defending an attack will not affect Pacifist Mode. Pacifist Mode also requires less than 1000 honor to enter (on mobile/steam there is no such cap).

To begin sending bloons, the player must have built a Bloon Inflation and Deployment Facility to allow the player to attack other cities, only with up to Green Bloons initially. Subsequent bloon types must be researched with the Bloon Research Lab before they can be sent, costing money, level prerequisites, Bloonstones, and Buildings for Lead Bloons and higher. In BMC mobile and steam, all bloons yellows+pinks, and above need a special building and DDTs cannot be sent. In addition, the bloontonium generator, bloontonium storage tank, and bloon inflation and deployment facility are instead one 2x2 tile building.

Dark Dirigible Titan[]

Main article: Dark Dirigible Titan (D.D.T.)

A new blimp, named the Dark Dirigible Titan, is a blimp that was first introduced in Bloons Monkey City. It is decorated with black and grey stripes and with lead parts, and it moves just as fast as the Pink Bloon. It also has 300 health, as well as the properties of Black Bloons and Lead Bloons. It is Camo, and cannot be targeted by normal towers unless within range of a Radar Scanner or use of Anti-Camo Dust. After being popped, it releases six Camo Regrowth Ceramic Bloons. It can be destroyed instantly by a MOAB Assassin or Monkey Pirate's ability. However, Ground Zero does not destroy the children of the D.D.T. in a single use of the ability, requiring two uses instead. The blimp used to be exclusive to this game until the D.D.T. was recently added to BTD6. On flash, it can be sent in MvM attacks, requiring the Armored Stealth Silo to research.

Monkey Boost and Red Hot Spikes power-ups[]

Main article: Monkey Boost
Main article: Bloons Monkey City/Red Hot Spikes

On February 2nd, 2014, two in-game power-ups have been added for easier tile carnage along with an update where you can retry the round you lost with plenty of bonus cash. Although they need to be bought with Bloonstones in order to activate them. Those power-ups are called Monkey Boost and Red Hot Spikes.

Monkey Boost is an ability similar to M.I.B. Call to Arms. It doubles the attack speed of every tower unit from the screen for 10 seconds, meaning that if you place a Tower after you activated the ability will not shoot twice as much as the base speed. This ability also has a cooldown before you can activate it again. However, this ability costs BloonstoneIcon5, and 10 in Mobile.

Red Hot Spikes are stacks of 20 very hot Road Spikes that can be placed with a cost of BloonstoneIcon5. It has 20 spikes, and allows it to pop Lead Bloons. You can only place up to 10 piles of Red Hot Spikes in the track at once however (the limit was removed from Flash, so one can put as many Red Hot Spikes as they wish).

Red Hot Spikes can be placed in any moment of the game and do not disappear when a single wave of bloons has been finished. So they are "persistent" until used.

Contested Territory[]

Main article: Contested Territory

On 3rd June 2014, Contested Territory was added into Bloons Monkey City. In Contested Territory, each player competes with up to five other players to control a piece of land to be able to collect large amounts of City Cash. Rewards can be given when a player reaches a certain number of rounds, a certain amount of time of occupation, or by even participating in controlling the territory. Such rewards include Monkey Knowledge Packs, Bloonstones, a sum of City Cash, Red Hot Spikes, or Monkey Boosts. The higher up the tier of Contested Territory, the higher the round the player has to reach in order to occupy the territory successfully. It was closed down three days after it was introduced due to server problems causing it. It later reopened in two weeks.

Monkey Knowledge Packs[]

Main article: Monkey Knowledge Packs
Knowledge Pack

Knowledge Pack floating around waiting to be opened

On 13th March 2015, Monkey Knowledge Packs were added into Bloons Monkey City. Ranking up towers by means of Monkey Knowledge Packs is very similar to specialty buildings in BTD5. Each Monkey Knowledge Pack gives 4 cards, each card giving a specific number of points to a particular tower's Monkey Knowledge Book. Rarer cards give more points, and if the tower is on the next rank it will gain a new special property. There are two other forms of Monkey Knowledge Pack: Ancient Knowledge Packs which guarantee a Legendary (250 XP) card, and Wild Packs which make all cards Wild Cards. The cards are ranked as follows-

  • Common- gives 10 XP to the tower on the card
  • Uncommon- gives 30 XP to the tower on the card
  • Rare- gives 80 XP to the tower on the card
  • Legendary- gives 250 XP to the tower on the card
  • Wild Card- gives the amount of XP on the card to a tower the player can select
  • Bounty Card- gives a random reward, like City Cash20,000, BloonstoneIcon30, 1 of each Boss Ability, Monkey Boosts5, or Red Hot Spikes10.
  • Monkey Secret - gives 250 XP to every book

Monkey Knowledge Packs can be obtained in many ways:

  • Capturing land and earning one by chance OR during the Monkey Knowledge Madness event
  • Capturing Bloon Beacon tiles
  • Rewards from Contested Territory, Boss Battles, Festival of Bloonstones, Monkey Knowledge Madness and other types of event (Ancient and Wild Packs can be earned this way too)
  • Capturing Treasure Chest tiles
  • Collecting Bounty Cards that reward Monkey Knowledge Packs, Ancient Knowledge Packs or Wild Packs, which come from a Monkey Knowledge Pack
  • Buying Monkey Knowledge packs from the game's store with Ninja Kiwi coins

Boss Bloons[]


Main article: Bloonarius (Event)

Ability: Summons a bloon when its health is dropped to a skull. The bloon it summons is stronger depending on how high Bloonarious' level.

On 25th June 2015, The Bloonarius event was added to the game. It is a boss battle where you have to defeat a new M.O.A.B. Class Bloon named Bloonarius the Inflator. There are 25 different levels. For every level the player completes, Bloonarius will become stronger, and gain more health.

Vortex: The Deadly Master of Air[]

Main article: Vortex (Event)

Ability: Leaves a trail that stuns towers for a short time.

On 19th August 2015, The event was added in the game. The boss battle is similar to Bloonarius as it also has levels, and it gains more health each time it levels up. The differences include a different terrain with different paths, and also the fact that Vortex has different properties than Bloonarius.

Dreadbloon: The Armored Behemoth[]

Main article: Dreadbloon: Armored Behemoth

Ability: Gains armor when its health is dropped to a skull.

On 14th October 2015, this event was added to this game. Like all bosses, it gets stronger as it levels up. Unlike Bloonarious and Vortex, it has lead properties. The track takes place in a cave and has a shorter path than the Vortex track.

Blastopopoulos: Demon of the Core[]

Main article: Blastopopoulos: Demon of the Core

Ability: Throws a fireball at the most expensive tower which stuns the tower temporarily when the boss's health is dropped to a skull. The third fireball permanently stuns the targeted tower.

On 25th November 2015, this event was added to this game. It gets stronger as it levels up, though this boss has different properties. It is as fast as a BFB but is vulnerable to MOAB-Mauler, MOAB Assassin, and MOAB-SHREDR spikes.


Label Description AwesomeIcon
Land Surveyor
Capture 10 pieces of land in a single city. 10
Land Ahoy
Capture 250 pieces of land in a single city. 50
Monkey Land Trust
Capture 500 pieces of land in a single city. 75
Monkey Land Conservancy
Capture 2000 pieces of land in a single city. 250
Here's My Water
Capture 100 river or lake squares in a single city. 25
High Ground
Capture 100 mountain or volcano squares in a single city. 25
Pop 1,000,000 Lead Bloons. 100
Hard Baked
Pop 1,000,000 Ceramic Bloons. 100
Pop 1,000,000 Camouflage Bloons 100
MOAB Mauler
Destroy 1,000 MOABs. 50
MOAB Assassin
Destroy 10,000 MOABs. 100
DDT Eradicator
Destroy 10,000 DDTs. 200
BFB Saboteur
Destroy 10,000 BFBs. 150
Destroy 10,000 ZOMGs. 250
Pop 100,000,000 bloons of any type. 500
Treasure Hunter
Get 10 treasure chests on a single map. 25
Treasure Trove
Get 20 treasure chests on a single map. 50
Extra Special
Capture one of each: Wattle Trees, Tranquil Glade, Glacier, Shipwreck, Sticky Sap Plant, Phase Crystal, Consecrated Ground, and MOAB Graveyard. 75
Feel the Power
Supply your city with a total of 1,000 power. 10
Power Mad
Crank up to 5,000 total power for your city. 25
Bling Worthy
Build up a bank balance of $10,000 City Cash. 10
Phat Stax
Build up a bank capacity of $200,000 City Cash. 75
Whole Lotta Monkeys
Have 100 monkeys ready for duty in the My Monkeys panel. 50
Bloon Science
Enable all bloon types for Monkey v Monkey, including all MOAB classes. 75
Gimme that!
Pillage $10,000 from other players. 10
Pillage $500,000 from other players. 75
Sweet Revenge
Revenge 25 Monkey v Monkey attacks. 10
Best Served Cold
Revenge 500 Monkey v Monkey attacks. 100
Successfully defend against 100 Monkey v Monkey attacks. 25
Epic Defender
Successfully defend against 2,500 Monkey v Monkey attacks 250
Successfully defend against 3 quick match Monkey v Monkey attacks in a row. 20
You Shall Not Pass
Successfully defend against 10 quick match Monkey v Monkey attacks in a row. 40
Territory King
Win 20 Contested Territories 500
Territory Conqueror
Win 10 Contested Territories 250
Territory Boss
Win 5 Contested Territories 100
Attack Run
Win 10 quick match Monkey v Monkey attacks in a row. 40
Win 1 Contested Territory 25
Participate in 10 Contested Territories 50
Red City Honor
Reach 50 City Honor 10
Blue City Honor
Reach 100 City Honor 15
Green City Honor
Reach 300 City Honor 25
Yellow City Honor
Reach 600 City Honor 50
Pink City Honor
Reach 1000 City Honor 75
Black City Honor
Reach 1500 City Honor 100
White City Honor
Reach 2100 City Honor 150
Zebra City Honor
Reach 2800 City Honor 200
Rainbow City Honor
Reach 3600 City Honor 250
Ceramic City Honor
Reach 4500 City Honor 350
MOAB City Honor
Reach 5500 City Honor 450
BFB City Honor
Reach 7500 City Honor 650
ZOMG City Honor
Reach 10000 City Honor 1000
Air Dervish Nemesis
Defeat Vortex 75 times 100
Are There Good Lands?
Capture 10 Badlands squares 25
Bane of Blastapopoulos
Defeat Blastapopoulos Level 25 250
Bane of Bloonarius
Defeat Bloonarius Level 25 250
Bane of Dreadbloon
Defeat The Dreadbloon Level 25 250
Bane of Vortex
Defeat Vortex Level 25 250
Blastapopoulos Perforator
Defeat Blastapopoulos Level 20 150
Blastapopoulos Piercer
Defeat Blastapopoulos Level 10 25
Blastapopoulos Popper
Defeat Blastapopoulos Level 1 10
Blastapopoulos Render
Defeat Blastapopoulos Level 15 75
Blastapopoulos Sarcophagus
Defeat Blastapopoulos 75 times 100
Bloonarius Perforator
Defeat Bloonarius Level 20 150
Bloonarius Piercer
Defeat Bloonarius Level 10 25
Bloonarius Render
Defeat Bloonarius Level 15 75
Bloonarius Popper
Defeat Bloonarius Level 1 10
Boss Popper
Defeat 75 Bosses 150
Boss Stomper
Defeat 150 Bosses 150
City Developer
Reach City Level 20 in your second City 50
City With Everything
Have built simultaneously at least 1 of every Base, Upgrade, Special, MvM, and Resource building available. 100
Dark Dirigible Titan
Research DDT Bloons 150
Doom The Armored Behemoth
Defeat The Dreadbloon 75 times 100
Dreadbloon Perforator
Defeat The Dreadbloon Level 20 150
Dreadbloon Piercer
Defeat The Dreadbloon Level 10 25
Dreadbloon Popper
Defeat The Dreadbloon Level 1 10
Dreadbloon Render
Defeat The Dreadbloon Level 15 75
Dry as a Bone
Capture a Dry As A Bone Special Mission square 25
Grass Land Explorer
Capture 25 Arid Grassland squares 50
Highland Fling
Capture 100 High Desert squares 100
Monkey City King
Reach City Level 40 in City 1 and 2 500
New Frontiers
Reach City Level 5 in your second City 10
Capture a Sandstorm Special Mission square 50
Swamp Thing Nemesis
Defeat Bloonarius 75 times 100
Track Master
Unlock 70 tracks in your second city 200
Vortex Perforator
Defeat Vortex Level 20 150
Vortex Piercer
Defeat Vortex Level 10 25
Vortex Popper
Defeat Vortex Level 1 10
Vortex Render
Defeat Vortex Level 15 75
Capture a ZZZZOMG Special Mission square 100


Label Description AwesomeIcon
Monkey Raider
Win 25 quick match Monkey v Monkey attacks in a row. 75
Flawless Defender
Successfully defend against 25 quick match Monkey v Monkey attacks in a row. 100


  • It is the first BTD web flash game to include the Monkey Engineer.
  • The Ice Tower has been renamed to Ice Monkey, the Mortar Tower to Mortar Monkey, and Bomb Tower to Bomb Shooter. However, the Ordnance and Munitions Support building still states the Bomb Tower and Mortar Tower.
  • Special Missions have a fixed difficulty for all players, regardless of how far it is from the starting tiles. On the map, it is marked as a star. While playing, the difficulty meter acts as if it is an ordinary, non-Mission tile.
    • However, certain Special Missions can have a randomly acquired difficulty modifier. For example, a Sticky Sap Plant may have few Ceramics until Round 20, while another can feature dense rushes by Round 15.
    • This can be misleading - if a Wattle Trees special mission appears very far from the center of the map, its difficulty meter will probably say Impoppable, but a player who has gone so far should be able to beat it incredibly easily.
    • Although the difficulty is not shown before attacking a Special Terrain tile, the difficulty was actually visible in early builds of the closed beta version of Bloons Monkey City.
  • There are no difficulty ratings for Contested Territory- there are only Tiers.
  • As you rank up, the difficulty of some tiles becomes easier. Thus, it's theoretically possible to encounter easy BFB tiles, trivial Ceramics, and even trivial MOABs.

One of the beta version of BMC, with Grouped Ceramics tile

  • There are several beta elements found in the closed beta version of Bloons Monkey City. It was possible to attack yourself in Monkey vs Monkey, which can be exploited to get some MvM quests completed without attacking anybody (your city can still be damaged, however). It was also possible to send Bloons during any battle by pressing certain keys on the keyboard like in BTD5's Sandbox Mode. This also includes any Bloons that one hasn't fought yet, like pressing the "4" key summons D.D.T.s. These beta elements were removed once the game was officially released.
    • There were also Grouped Ceramics tiles that formerly existed in the beta versions. They have since been removed and changed into other tiles.
      • However, there is a very similar variant of this tile in Bloons Monkey City Mobile as a Bloon Strategy known as Hard and Heavy, where Ceramic Bloons and Lead Bloons come more frequently and even in dense groups in the later rounds.
  • On the home screen, the clock on the Town Hall displays the same time as one's desktop time.
  • In the home screen, near the bottom left, a line of red bloons can be seen floating behind one of the trees in the background.
  • The home screen is interactive. Mousing over the Boomerang Hut will cause a Boomerang to orbit; the Town Hall will cause a Monkey to pop out; the Dart Monkey Hall will send out a stream of darts, the Bank will spray some coins, and the palm tree will rattle. Mousing over the 'Play' button will cause a monkey to pop out on the left, too.
  • Sometimes, when a player captures a tile, the words "More awesomer!" appear. This quote appears in the opening Ninja Kiwi logo of some games such as Bloons Tower Defense 5 and Bloons 2.
  • A tile with camo or regen assault cannot be a trivial difficulty.
  • The Glaive Ricochet has had its popping power severely decreased (as of 11/12/13). It now has a popping power of 40.
  • Sometimes, captured tiles that have not been built upon will display monkey residents doing a variety of activities. On the mobile version, it will display monkeys on paths instead.
    • Master of Fire meditating (Volcano and Phase Crystal terrains)
    • Master of Air meditating (Mountain and cave terrain)
    • 3 monkeys huddled around a campfire (Grass, Hills, and Consecrated Grounds terrains)
    • 2 monkeys throwing a red frisbee (Grass and Hills terrains)
    • Monkey snorkeling (Lake and Shipwreck terrains)
    • Monkey fishing on a boat (Lake and Shipwreck terrains)
    • Monkey walking around (Grass and Consecrated Grounds terrains)
    • Monkey holding a hatchet (Forest, Heavy Forest, and Wattle Trees terrains)
    • Tribal monkey hiding (Jungle and Sticky Sap Plant terrains)
    • Monkey sleeping (Desert and MOAB Graveyard terrains)
    • Rabbit sleeping (Tranquil Glade)
    • Monkey with a snowman (Snow and Glacier terrain)
    • Monkey peeking over walls (Grass)
  • This game provides an explanation as to the creation of upgrades and bloons, like exactly what Monkey Glue is made out of (answer: sticky sap).
    • The game also provides an explanation of why bloons are the enemy. It shows in the official trailer that bloons somehow interfere with the social structure of the monkeys, through the evil-sounding descriptions and effects. (source)
  • The most underrated or most uncommon tower upgrades used in BTD5 usually turn into quite helpful ones, such as Signal Flare, Flash Bomb, and Cannon Ship.
  • In the city overview, some blimps lack minor details, such as eyes and (in the case of BFBs), the Anti-Monkey symbol. These details are present when playing the tiles, however.
  • On 15 October 2014, all towers and upgrades were given a unique artwork, rather than using that from BTD5.
  • On 23 October 2014 and 18 October 2015, a Halloween theme was added to the title screen, where it is now night, an eyeball replaces the clock from the Town Hall, a spider is clinging to the windmill, which is full of cobweb. The interactive stuff was also changed: The Dart Monkey Hall now ejects bats instead of darts, an ax(e) with blood is thrown out of the Boomerang hut, the Bank sprays jack-o'-lanterns instead of coins, spiders fall from the palm tree instead of bananas, a zombified monkey is shown above the windmill (and mousing over the "Play" button) and many ghosts from monkeys with mustaches come out from the ground by mousing over the Town Hall, while some evil red eyes are watching the player from inside it.
  • On 17 August 2015, new updates were added, giving extra upgrades to banana farms and banks, and a new appearance to banana farms (more trees, and scattered banana crates, such as in a game).
  • When moused over, the D.D.T. is the only bloon that will not leave a small shadow on it's tile.
  • As long as no lives are lost since the use of a Continue, the No Lives Lost reward can still be rewarded after the battle.
  • The Ninja Kiwi and Kongregate versions both share the same Events. This is because they both share the same servers, as seen in Contested Territory, where some players may possess a "K" symbol instead of a clan icon.
  • Christmas was not celebrated in 2017 in this game since Ninja Kiwi stopped the main development of the game during the time.
  • The city limit is ranged 25 tiles from the center of the city. If the edge tile is Mountain Terrain, it shows a mountain at the edge of the city. If the edge tile is River Terrain, at the north edge of the city it will show a river coming down from another city, and if the south edge tile is a River Terrain it will show a waterfall. Other edge city tiles will show a hill(north) and a forest(south).
    • City's Special Missions and tile limit can be counted if the player reaches the edges of a city.
    • Monkey Aces often zoom across the city. They appear to have no use and are probably only present for decoration.
  • This is currently the only Ninja Kiwi web game to still have online content, possibly because it is one of the newer web games.


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